In my previous post, I covered a lot of topics that I considered to be “things I wish I had known” when I started playing DDO… even with a lot of pen and paper background. That post was geared more towards the new player as a bit of general advice; this one is for the vets, who I’m sure will enjoy pointing and laughing at my colossal failures as an early player.
Melees: Pick a combat style and stick with it.
When I first started playing DDO, I had just finished replaying a dwarf character in Dragon Age: Origins, who was a dual-wielder of longswords. In DDO, I decided to go with bastard swords, because why not go big or go home? For some reason, I had completely forgotten about the Two Weapon Fighting feat line, and without it and its associated penalty reductions, I couldn’t hit squat. …
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